Deal Wiv It


  • It was Mura Masa's girlfriend who came up with the idea for a Slowthai collaboration. He recalled to Dazed Digital that they were listening to the Stranglers' "Peaches" when she suddenly said, "Slowthai should do a track like this."

    Mura Masa agreed and booked Slowthai into the studio.
  • The first thing Mura Masa did when Slowhai arrived at the studio was play him "Peaches." "I was encouraging him not to rap, just to sort of shout in this weird diatribe," he recalled. "We did 20 minutes of improv yelling, and he was totally getting into the fiction, affecting different voices."

    Eventually, Mura Masa culled his 20-minute tirade into the three-minute version. Said Masa: "I felt like it had to be a little bite-sized piece of punk instead of this long, arduous thing, but I really want to do a dubplate of the 20-minute version."
  • This won Best Collaboration at the NME Awards 2020 at London's Brixton Academy. After being presented with their prize, Slowhai said: "I just wanna say in a world where we're disconnected by our phones, and we separate ourselves by color and sexuality... I just want unity. It's OK to not be OK, but don't deal with it on your own."

    Slowthai also won the Hero of the Year accolade at the ceremony.


Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

John Lee HookerSongwriter Interviews

Into the vaults for Bruce Pollock's 1984 conversation with the esteemed bluesman. Hooker talks about transforming a Tony Bennett classic and why you don't have to be sad and lonely to write the blues.

Matthew Wilder - "Break My Stride"They're Playing My Song

Wilder's hit "Break My Stride" had an unlikely inspiration: a famous record mogul who rejected it.

Kristian Bush of SugarlandSongwriter Interviews

Kristian talks songwriting technique, like how the chorus should redefine the story, and how to write a song backwards.

Yacht Rock QuizFact or Fiction

Christopher Cross with Deep Purple? Kenny Loggins in Caddyshack? A Fact or Fiction all about yacht rock and those who made it.

Donald FagenSongwriter Interviews

Fagen talks about how the Steely Dan songwriting strategy has changed over the years, and explains why you don't hear many covers of their songs.

Which Restaurants Are Most Mentioned In Song Lyrics?Song Writing

Katy Perry mentions McDonald's, Beyoncé calls out Red Lobster, and Supertramp shouts out Taco Bell - we found the 10 restaurants most often mentioned in songs.